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Main Street Bridge - Lackawaxen River (older)

Photos 

1898 Image

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #438937

Map 

Description 

From: www.wayneindependent.com/article/20091012/NEWS/310129999

On September 19, 1836, the County of Wayne agreed to spent $400 to build a bridge over the West Branch of the Lackawaxen, which became known as the Main Street Bridge. This wooden span was rebuilt in 1850 and in 1866. Sidewalks were added in 1866. An iron bridge replaced it in1874, at a cost of $3,500. It had arching railings on each side, and as a lane divider in the middle. This span lasted until 1902 when an ice jam wrecked it. Temporary wooden bridges were hurriedly constructed at 4th Street and on Main Street. The Main Street Bridge was still being plucked from the river in July. An ice jam in December damaged the temporary wooden span, temporarily closing it to traffic. A repeat performance struck again in an ice jam in February 1943. The ice also damaged the temporary 4th Street span.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Lackawaxen River on Main Street
Location
Honesdale, Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Status
No longer exists
History
Lost in 1902 to an ice jam
Design
Three truss line bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.57682, -75.25793   (decimal degrees)
41°34'37" N, 75°15'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/478498/4602824 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83632 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 26, 2018: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added Essay

Comments 

Main Street Bridge - Lackawaxen River (older)
Posted November 28, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Don,i saw the bridge.Is that bridge on Bridgehunters?

Main Street Bridge - Lackawaxen River (older)
Posted November 27, 2018, by Don Morrison

Hey George;

I bet that caboose is owned by the Stourbridge Line excursion train.

They've got Santa Express rides in December. ;-)

Check out their gallery; they've restored two cabooses (cabeese?) and there's a shot of a river bridge in the gallery to keep this post from being too far off-topic.

https://www.thestourbridgeline.net/gallery.html

Main Street Bridge - Lackawaxen River (older)
Posted November 27, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks,Art.I just wanted to mention what I saw while hunting for bridges.Seeing the caboose brought back great memories.

Main Street Bridge - Lackawaxen River (older)
Posted November 27, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

George,

The caboose is all you, I have too many projects! :^)

Regards,

Art S.

Main Street Bridge - Lackawaxen River (older)
Posted November 27, 2018, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Art,I followed the tourist rail line out of Honesdale and found a Conrail caboose at the other Stourbridge station.I was able to use street view to see it.It looks restorable.

Main Street Bridge - Lackawaxen River (older)
Posted November 26, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Note: there were two similar bridges on Main Street. The other being over a stub in the canal between 7th and 8th. Not sure which the image is of.